The First Heroes: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid--America's First World War II Vict ory (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 30, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
11 Reviews
Immediately after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to restore the honor of the United States with a dramatic act of vengeance: a retaliatory bombing raid on Tokyo. On April 18, 1942, eighty brave young men, led by the famous daredevil Jimmy Doolittle, took off from a navy carrier in the mid-Pacific on what everyone regarded as a suicide mission but instead became a resounding American victory and helped turn the tide of the war. The First Heroes is the story of that mission. Meticulously researched and based on interviews with twenty of the surviving Tokyo Raiders, this is a true account that almost defies belief, a tremendous human drama of great personal courage, and a powerful reminder that ordinary people, when faced with extraordinary circumstances, can rise to the challenge of history.
  

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Review: The First Heroes: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid--America's First World War II Vict ory

User Review  - Paula - Goodreads

A very interesting story brilliantly told. Has detailed coverage of events leading up to Pearl Harbour and the Doolittle raids, and plenty of follow-up information. Read full review

Review: The First Heroes: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid--America's First World War II Vict ory

User Review  - Cindy Barnett - Goodreads

Exciting, informative - keeps readers interest unlike most history books. Lots of background on pilots & others serving on both sides of WWII. Not just for history buffs. Recommended. Reader, Raymond ... Read full review

Contents

VOLUNTEERS
THE MAN WHO CAN NEVER STAND STILL
SHIP
DAI NIPPON TEIKOKU
THE DREAMER PARALYZED
LIFTOFF
BOMB
CRASH
SEIZED
DEATH
METAMORPHOSIS
PEACE
CODA
Acknowledgements
SOURCES
PERMISSIONS

ESCAPE

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About the author (2003)

Craig Nelson teaches painting and drawing at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he is Department Director of Fine Art. His clients include Capitol Records, Sony and MGM. He has won over two hundred awards of excellence, his works can be found in several galleries throughout the United States, and they continue to appear in exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He resides in Southern California.

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